Stunning Hilltop Manor House And Estate

$5,800,000
  • 10 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 24,200 sqft
  • 7 ac lot
  • $239/sqft
A truly unique Sri Lankan property - 1930s-built the Nugadola Wallauwa sits grandly on an estate of 7 acres overlooking plantation and tropical jungle.

Restored, first by a Hollywood actress
A truly unique Sri Lankan property - 1930s-built the Nugadola Wallauwa sits grandly on an estate of 7 acres overlooking plantation and tropical jungle.

Restored, first by a Hollywood actress and with that renovation completed by its current owners, this is a one-of-a-kind in Sri Lanka, unmatched on the island.

The property extends to:

- the Wallauwa (meaning ’ancestral home’) - the beautiful principal building with three very large suites, two bedrooms, extensive dining room, kitchen, drawing rooms, study/library

- the Cottage and Pavilion - separate buildings offering three bedrooms and two drawing rooms set away from the main house

- the Lookout - an elevated, high-ceilinged yoga pavilion/studio with two bedrooms and bathroom below on the ground floor.

- Landscaped gardens overlooking jungle and mixed plantation with views spreading south and west towards the capital, Colombo.

- 40 foot swimming pool, lined with cabanas and pool house.

Built in the 1930s by the returning Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London, the Wallauwa borrows from Kandyan styling with sharply pitched roofs and ornate columns and fittings. U-shaped, it encircles a much-loved mango tree providing an open central courtyard down into which the three principal bedroom suites look.

The property has undergone major re-furbishment since 2018. The roof of the Wallauwa has been entirely re-fitted and notably, the driveway in, of some 2.5km, entirely re-surfaced.

Three large suites sit on the top floor of the Wallauwa. All offer abundant space with separate sitting rooms or (as shown) large sitting areas within the bedroom. A wide verandah runs along the outside of the suites - two of which boast stunning, large sun terraces.

Two large bedrooms sit on the ground floor of the Wallauwa - opening onto a shared wide wooden deck. The Pavilion offers two large bedrooms with large bathroom, both opening onto a wide terrace and adjoining a private sitting room.

The converted ’ballroom’, L-shaped, is made of family kitchen, dining area, and two drawing rooms/spaces. Restored teak French doors open to a large terrace on one side and the courtyard on the other.

The primary kitchen is set on the lowest level of the property alongside utility and storage areas. The converted ballroom, though, offers a family kitchen area, running to a dining area and drawing room.

The property sits on a hilltop within seven acres of landscaped grounds. A main lawn reaches to the swimming pool in front of the Wallauwa and other lawned areas surround the main house. The rest of the property grows more wild and tropical.

The Nugadola Wallauwa lies approximately 40km inland on the main (current) route between Colombo and Kandy.

It is within very easy reach of the International Airport and improved infrastructure is continually decreasing the journey time to Colombo - currently approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Listed Feb 01, 2021
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In Detail

Features

  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • Water View
  • Library
  • Mountain View
  • Hilltop
  • High Ceiling
  • Balcony

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  • Year built

    1935

  • Floors

    2

  • Property type

    Country House

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